Discussion in '☋ Where to Find ☋' started by Maximus, May 19, 2009.
Ha Ha nice one Pecos kid, but our king size bed is a bit crowded with 4 let alone 5 (joke)
Come on Anita, we are not looking for a maid for the US, it's for Dumaguete.
Unfortunately that is a reality, child care cost in the US is expensive as you said 40,000 pesos a month, likewise an average income of a registered nurse in the Philippines who works 3x as hard is only about 12,000 pesos, fortunately that same nurse can get a maid for a salary of 1600 pesos a month, good for her! (or can she afford it?)
it's not taking advantage, it's what she can afford and it's available.
at the same time the US nurse who gets paid $5,000 a month can afford a 40,000 pesos a month childcare.
Think about it!
This subject summons a feeling of melancholy. Knowing that many of us are being priced out of our paradise, because of a few rich expats who think the going price is too low, people should get more. This in turn drives the price higher on building material, property and food.
Throwing money around because it all looks so cheap doesn’t help the local people buy food to feed their family. Business owners will charge whatever the market will bear. Can you subsidize every Filipino? I understand the cost of living is steadily rising everywhere but do you really need to help it along. Building a house that would stager a local persons imagination is it really necessary.
It would be one thing if it was just one house but there are subdivisions full of homes that cost multi-millions now are these for the locals don’t think so. Everyone complains about not being treated fairly when it comes to prices, but are we really careful with how we spend our money? We spend whatever we want for our pleasures. We eat three times a day, have a coke whenever we want. These are things are outside the grasp of many people in the Philippines. So when you over pay your workers you are setting a new standard for everyone else, without asking them.
I know a few Filipino families that can’t get workers anymore because the expats pay better. There lifestyle has been changed because of us. The resentment well grow if we don’t change our ways and we will turn the Philippines into the same thing we left behind in our own countries.
If I have to work as a house maid, my family would be starving. I can't provide my family for a 1600 pesos a month. Thanks god I don't have to do those job. Would you let your wife or your kids to work with 1600 pesos monthly when they have a degree?
Cost of living
Very well put!!! It brings to mind a saying we had in the Army - don't crap in your mess kit.
....and if you don't work your family has 1.600 less and are more hungry...
the mangager for one of the biggest cell-shops in Duma has about 3600 left at the end of the month to spend. If a maid gets her daily food and maybe accomodation and other goodies she makes unqualified more money than that manager.
yeah 1600 (plus plus)is ok as an entry
Don't worry anita, if you would apply for a maid job, I'm pretty sure you will fail the job interview. I would rather hire a person from the mountains as you call it, they would work hard for 1600 pesos with a smiling face, vice if I hire you, all I would hear would be complain that complain this and a glum face.
By the way, if she has a degree I can pay her 1800!:D
have a nice day!
Aristotle once said...
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
If an employe is to late at my company it cost (1/2 hour)
30 euro is about 2000 peso.
You can have a house maid working for you a whole month at the Philippines.
Yes it is a strange world.